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A 64-year-old female asked:

Can an abdominal ct scan w/contrast show ibs?

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Dr. Ajit Kurup
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: There is no specific pathology that can be identified by CT scan in IBS.
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Dr. Philip Vitelli
A Verified Doctoranswered
56 years experience
Not really!: The CT will show spasm or edema ( swelling of the bowel wall) but you need something such as endoscopic studies to rule out any inflammatory disease which is a serious health issue, unlike that of irritable bowel which is also painful but does not progress in most cases.
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Last updated May 13, 2020

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